Multiple foot injuries resulted in Wisconsin defensive lineman David Gilbert calling it a career in April.
Turns out, Gilbert’s career isn’t done yet. Michael Casagrande of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that Gilbert will transfer to Miami and immediately play out his final year of eligibility with the Hurricanes. “Paperwork is still being finalized, but the decision is done,” Casagrande writes.
Gilbert is from the Oakland Park area, not too far north of Miami.
Gilbert, if he can stay healthy, could be an immediate boost for the Hurricanes in pass rushing. His 9.5 tackles for loss last season were good for third on the team, while his four sacks were fourth — both good enough to earn him an honorable Big Ten selection. Although the ‘Canes return starting defensive linemen in Shayon Green and Anthony Chickillo, there’s little doubt Gilbert will contribute in 2013.
Gilbert played in 25 games his first two seasons in Madison, but missed all but four in 2011 after suffering a season-ending injury to his right foot. He also missed all of spring practice this year after undergoing another surgical procedure on the same foot.